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Festivals in Rockford, IL.
Craft Shows

Taste of Polonia Festival

September 3 - 6, 2021

TOPchicago.org

(773) 313-3893
Copernicus Center - Chicago, IL

The yearly Labor Day festival at Copernicus Center offers 4 days of non-stop Live Music, food, and fun! The largest Polish Fest in the USA. Four (4) stages & over 30 bands: rock, pop, jazz, dance, polka, world, & more. Great Polish Food, Polish Beer, & fest food. Also: Kid's Zone, Rides, inside Casino & full bar, plus daily special events! $5 to $10 - kids 12 & under FREE. Proceeds benefit the non-profit work of the Copernicus Foundation

Art in the Park

September 4, 2021

visitrockfalls.com

(815) 622-1106
RB&W Riverfront Park - Rock Falls, IL

Art in the Park at the RB&W is an event where we unveil the 8 new sculptures that will be in place for one year at our park. These sculptures were juried chosen. We will have art vendors, music and food.

Deer Path Art Fair on the Square

September 5 - 6, 2021

(847) 234-3743
Market Square - Lake Forest, IL

The nationally top rated Deer Path Art Fair on the Square, is held at historic Lake Forest Market Square and Western Avenue. The juried fine arts show features 160 artists representing a wide variety of design mediums in a wide variety of price points. Artists are selected from across the country and are present to meet and discuss their work and technique with the art patrons. A wonderful show in a beautiful setting!

Art Spectacular at the Carillon

September 11 - 12, 2021

carillon-rees.org

(217) 306-1838
Washington Park - Beautiful Botanical Gardens - Springfield, IL

Juried fine art fair loved by artists & patrons for size, location, & quality of artwork. Ranked in Best 100 Art Fairs in the U.S. for 6 consecutive years, the ONLY art fair in Springfield & Central IL with this distinction. Wonderful catering volunteers with show director on-site & attentive all weekend. Next to neighborhood of art-buying patrons. Capitol with higher-ed, medical & professionals. Free beverages and snacks all weekend!

Rock Falls Big Cat Quest

September 25, 2021

visitrockfalls.com

(815) 622-1106
Lawrence Park - Sterling, IL

Big money is on the line at the third annual Rock Falls Big Cat Quest! Illinois fishermen are among the most active and passionate in the nation and our goal with the Rock Falls Big Cat Quest is to give them an outlet for this passion.

Lumberjack Show at Selmi's Farm

October 2, 2021

visitrockfalls.com

(815) 622-1106
Semi's Greenhouse & Farm Market - Rock Falls, IL

Lumberjack shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Each show lasts about 30 minutes. Beard contest. Petting zoo, children's haunted house, corn maze, pumpkin/apple farm and more.

Autumn on Parade

October 2 - 3, 2021

(815) 732-3465
Downtown Courthouse Lawn - Oregon, IL

Autumn on Parade showcases the beautiful town of Oregon, Illinois. This year we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary. The craft show is set up on the historic Ogle County Courthouse lawn and surrounding areas. The parade features more than 100 entries and will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Events in Rockford, IL — upcoming

Rockford Rv, Camping & Travel Show
March 12 - 14, 2021

Rockford Rv, Camping & Travel Show

Mercyhealth Indoor Sports Center, Rockford, IL

Status: Updated 7/28/2020

A Boat Auto Camping Show organized by Landro Productions, LLC.
This Illinois Boat Auto Camping Show will have Commercial/Retail exhibitors and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5 - $6.
Garden Fair – Flowers, Antiques & Art!
June 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Garden Fair – Flowers, Antiques & Art!

Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, Rockford, IL

Status: Updated 3/19/2020

A Specialty-Theme Event organized by Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Gardens.
This Illinois Specialty-Theme Event will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm. Admission tickets are $8.
Greenwich Village Art Fair - Online
September 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Greenwich Village Art Fair - Online

Online only at

Status: Updated 5/26/2020

An Art Show organized by Rockford Art Museum.
This Illinois Art Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 5 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Admission tickets are $5. This event will also include children's activity tent.
Stroll on State
November 27, 2021

Stroll on State

Rockford City Market Pavilion, Rockford, IL

Status: Updated 10/13/2020

A Holiday Celebration organized by Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
This Illinois Holiday Celebration will have crafts, commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 3 stages with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 2pm-9pm.
Cider & Cinnamon Arts & Craft Fair
November - December 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Cider & Cinnamon Arts & Craft Fair

Edgebrook, Rockford, IL

Status: Updated 10/13/2020

A Craft Show organized by Edgebrook Shops.
This Illinois Craft Show will have Fine Art, Fine Craft, Crafts and Antique/Collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths.
Rockford Boat, Vacation, & Fishing Show
February 2022 (dates not updated) ?

Rockford Boat, Vacation, & Fishing Show

Mercyhealth Indoor Sports Center, Rockford, IL

Status: Updated 7/28/2020

A Boat Auto Camping Show organized by Landro Productions, LLC.
This Illinois Boat Auto Camping Show will have no exhibit booths and tba food booths. Admission tickets are $6 - $10. This event will also include free fishing in the trout pond and kids casting.
Rockford Home Show
February 2022 (dates not updated) ?

Rockford Home Show

Indoor Sports Center, Rockford, IL

Status: Updated 12/23/2019

A Home and Garden Show organized by Showtime Productions.
This Illinois Home and Garden Show will have commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5 - $6.